This year, in September 2017, the Academy of Art University once again stunned fans and audience members alike in New York City during the renowned New York Fashion Week. From within the university, students from the School of Fashion traveled from San Francisco to show off their highly anticipated collections and to hopefully catch the attention of some titans within fashion world. Months of hard work and tedious labor amounted to 15 minutes of fame for these students, but even that was enough. Many prominent figures in the audience were said to have left feeling impressed with the designs they had seen.
The Academy of Art University was established in 1929 and is currently one of the largest property owners in San Francisco. Today, there are over 12,600 students enrolled, many of whom come from around the world. The Academy boasts that its alumni are typically hired by companies like Apple, Nike, Pixar, and more. Additionally, some students go on to become successful actors, dancers, public speakers, and classical artists among other things.
Majors in the University range from Acting to Architecture and from Fashion to Graphic Design. Because of the number of students, staff, and courses, The Academy of Art University is the largest accredited private art and design university in America. Since the university is so large, the school is sprawled throughout San Francisco and offers a bus service to students so that they may travel conveniently from building to building.
By following the growing success seen at this University, it’s no wonder that the School of Fashion produces professional level work year after year during New York Fashion Week. Many of the students involved will have, no doubt, taken advantage of fantastic networking opportunities, and will soon find themselves working alongside the professionals in the fashion industry.